Ed Benkin

Ed Benkin has been reporting sports for KYW Newsradio since April 2004, but he’s long been a familiar face in the KYW newsroom and around the Delaware Valley.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Benkin attended Cherokee High School in Marlton, NJ. At Rowan University, one of his teachers was longtime KYW South Jersey bureau chief Ed Kasuba. Besides attending classes at Rowan, Benkin worked as sports director there at its radio station, WGLS, where he also did play-by-play and hosted a sports talk show. Benkin was first hired as a desk assistant at KYW Newsradio in 1991. Then, in 1993, a South Jersey cable TV system beckoned, so Benkin made the leap as its sports director -- anchoring and handling play-by-play and sports-talk duties. Benkin worked as a sports announcer for Princeton University from 1995 to 2013, doing play-by-play during their football games and often for hockey, lacrosse, and basketball games as well. He now serves as a fill-in for Temple University’s basketball broadcasts. Benkin was ESPN Radio’s Philadelphia correspondent for a number of years, and also anchored their “Sports Center” program on radio. He also writes news and sports features for the South Jersey regional newspaper, The Central Record, and has been heard as play-by-play announcer for the Trenton Thunder, the Trenton Titans, and the Reading Royals. Besides his sports reporting duties at KYW Newsradio, Benkin also does updates at our sister sports radio station, 94 WIP.

Ed lives in Burlington Township, NJ, with his two daughters, Lauren and Jessica.

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    May 10, 2019 - 9:01 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson says he doesn't want to overwhelm his rookies. The challenge of their first NFL practice sessions will give...

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    Andre Dillard (Washington State) is selected as the number twenty-two overall pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft in Downtown Nashville.
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    April 26, 2019 - 7:06 am

    NASHVILLE (KYW Newsradio) — The Eagles did not want to wait to find a future replacement for their Hall of Fame tackle.

    The Eagles are excited to have Jason Peters back for another...

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    Alain Vigneault decided that one year away from coaching was more than enough.
    Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
    April 18, 2019 - 6:54 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Alain Vigneault decided that one year away from coaching was more than enough.

    After a combined 15 seasons in Montreal, Vancouver and New York,...

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    Bill Lange takes over for Phil Martelli, who was let go after 24 seasons as head coach of St. Joseph's University's basketball team.
    Ed Benkin/KYW Newsradio
    April 04, 2019 - 5:13 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Bill Lange was enjoying his life as an assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers, but St. Joseph's University gave Lange an offer he couldn't refuse....

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    Aaron McKie was introduced as Temple's new head coach on Tuesday after working as an assistant coach last season.
    Ed Benkin/KYW Newsradio
    April 02, 2019 - 8:48 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Aaron McKie knew last year he would become the head coach at Temple University. The moment was still an emotional one when it became official.

    McKie...

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    Mar 9, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Temple Owls guard Shizz Alston Jr. (10) dribbles past UCF Knights guard Terrell Allen (2) during the first half at Liacouras Center.
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    March 12, 2019 - 6:33 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — All of the "Bracketologists" have good news for Temple University these days. 

    After an impressive win over 25th ranked University of Central Florida...

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    Mar 9, 2019; Newark, NJ, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Phil Booth (5) shields the ball from Seton Hall Pirates guard Myles Cale (22) during the seance half at Prudential Center.
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    March 12, 2019 - 3:27 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Villanova University has captured the Big East Tournament title for the past two seasons, but it will be a much younger group of Wildcats who will take the...

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